икра

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьkrā, from Proto-Indo-European *ikʷ(e)r-(fish egg).

Noun[edit]

икра ‎(ikraf

  1. roe (fish eggs)

Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *jьkrā, from Proto-Indo-European *ikʷ(e)r-(fish egg).

Compare Proto-Indo-European to etymology of English roe(fish eggs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

икра́ ‎(ikráf inan ‎(genitive икры́, nominative plural и́кры, genitive plural икр)

  1. (only singular) roe, spawn (of fish), also small eggs of frogs or other amphibia.
    мета́ть икру́‎ ― metátʹ ikrú ― to spawn
  2. (only singular) caviar (as food)
    зерни́стая икра́‎ ― zernístaja ikrásoft caviar
    ке́товая икра́‎ ― kétovaja ikráred caviar, ikra
    у́стричная икра́‎ ― ústričnaja ikráspat
  3. (figuratively, only singular) paste (dish of mushrooms or vegetables minced into small particles).
    баклажа́нная икра́‎ ― baklažánnaja ikráaubergine paste
    кабачко́вая икра́‎ ― kabačkóvaja ikrámarrow paste
    грибна́я икра́‎ ― gribnája ikrámushroom paste
  4. (usually in the plural) calf of the leg, (musculus gastrocnemius) gastrocnemius muscle.
    игра́ть и́крами‎ ― igrátʹ íkrami(literally) to play with the calves (repeatedly quickly tensing and relaxing the calves of the legs)
  5. (obsolete) drifting ice floe {{qualifier|especially on a river).

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ikra, *jьkrā, from Proto-Indo-European *ikʷ(e)r-(fish egg).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /îkra/
  • Hyphenation: и‧кра

Noun[edit]

и̏кра f ‎(Latin spelling ȉkra)

  1. (uncountable) roe (fish)
  2. (uncountable) caviar

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